Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||15,000 / 30,000|
Day 2 Completed
Congratulations to Gerasimos Deres, No-Limit Hold'em - Bounties Winner (AUD$80,500)!
The $1,650 Bounty tournament began while most eyes were focused on the Aussie Millions Main Event final table underway a few floors above the poker room. By the time they returned on Day 2 play out the final table, James Gorr had already had 16 hours to celebrate his Main Event victory, and it was the Aussie Millions closing party raging overhead.
No worries for Martin Kozlov. He just turned the final table into his own private party. He was running the table, hanging out with his rail, and having a great time, at least until Gerasimos Deres decided he should be the guest of honor. Jarred Solomon eliminated the first player, Milan Gurung, building himself to third in chips. Then he got aggressive with , and Kozlov was there to catch him with . After dispatching Solomon in seventh place and absorbing his stack, Kozlov had close to half of the chips in the play.
Gerasimos Deres kept his sights on the chip leader the whole time, however, even when the rest of the table thought it was a battle for second place. Deres out-flipped Lindy Thornton to send her home in sixth, then eliminated Shao Liu in fifth. Deres might have made a run at the top spot had Kozlov not caught fire at just the right moment. Jai Kemp picked up aces, but Kozlov flopped a set. He deserved an Oscar but won Kemp's stack instead, busting him in fourth place and further increasing his chip lead.
Australian legend Mel Judah started the final table as the short stack (and the only surviving bounty) but managed to hang on to his chips through several all-ins. Finally he succumbed to Kozlov in third place, adding AUD$40,000 to his $3.25 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Kozlov had a big lead heads up until he ran into Deres' . Deres spiked a four-flush to take a slight lead and bring an abrupt halt to Kozlov's party. Deres relentlessly chipped away at Kozlov's stack until he finally secured the title, the ring, and AUD$80,500.
This is Deres' biggest tournament score to date.
Martin Kozlov Eliminated in 2nd Place (AUD$55,000)
The blinds were increasing ever higher as Martin Kozlov's stack was getting ever smaller.
Kozlov was in the big blind when Gerasimos Deres made the flat call, at this point Kozlov would move allin. Deres sort of gave a shrug as he said call and a champion was moments away.
The board would run out , the king on the turn dealing the fatal blow to Kozlov who spent most of the day as the chip leader.
Kozlov goes home with a bitter-sweet AUD$55,000 for his efforts.
Gerasimos Deres raised to 48,000, and Martin Kozlov moved all in for exactly 400,000 more. The buzzer went off to announce the break as Deres was tanking. He decided to fold, and we're off for 15.
Tough Spot for Kozlov
Martin Kozlov limped his button, and Gerasimos Deres raised to 64,000. Kozlov called.
Flop: - Deres bet out 58,000, and Kozlov called.
Turn: - Deres checked to Kozlov, who checked behind.
River: - This time Deres stuck out an intimidating 172,000. Kozlov paused for a minute before cutting out the call. But he didn't push it forward. He sat in contemplation for four or five minutes, then decided to fold. He left himself with 650,000. Deres dragged the big pot and moved up to 1.7 million.
Martin Kozlov flat called from the button and Gerasimos checked his option sending flying out on the flop.
Deres checked on this flop and Kozlov bet 25,000. Deres then three-bet to 68,000 and Kozlov made the call as the rolled off on the turn. Both players checked this card to see the come on the turn. Deres again checked and Kozlov bet 97,000, Deres snapped him off.
Kozlov mucked when deres tabled . Deres now has a bit of a chip lead, holding 1,500,000 to kozlov's just under 800,000
Deres And The Duece
Martin Kozlov raised the button as is a current custom in this heads-up match and Gerasimos Deres made the call.
The flop rolled over and with a couple of checks.
The turn was the and Deres would check to Kozlov. Kozlov bet 65,000 and Deres quickly raised it to 165,000. Kozlov insta-mucked and sent the pot to Deres.
As Deres raked in the pot he tabled one of his two cards, showing the .
The last five hands have seen the button take down the blinds, with no flops seen.
The trading of chips has continued to leave the stacks as they stood, with Martin Kozlov having a slight chip lead over Gerasimos Deres.